Monthly Archives: December 2018

No faith in fracking

Christian campaigners have vowed to step up protests at a fracking site in Lancashire after a shale gas exploration company packed up its equipment for Christmas. Fracking firm Cuadrilla operate the UK’s first horizontal shale gas exploration wells in New Preston Road, … Continue reading

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Train journey leads to Epiphany

The Revd John Proctor, General Secretary of the United Reformed Church reflects on how a train journey during the cold winter months inspired an epiphany. I had an epiphany, on a train of all places. At this time of year, … Continue reading

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The birth of Christ, and baby Florence

Peter Pay, a new grandfather and Moderator-elect of the United Reformed Church General Assembly for 2020-22, thinks about the impact of new born babies. It is all about to happen; to become real. Up to now there were hopes, fears … Continue reading

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Keeping my new year’s resolution

Steve Tomkins, Editor of Reform, the magazine of the United Reformed Church, has kept a new year’s resolution throughout 2018. I am in the incredible position, for the first time in my life, of having kept a new year’s resolution … Continue reading

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Ponder, celebrate and share the gift of Christmas

The Revd Nigel Uden, Moderator of the United Reformed Church General Assembly, reflects on how Christmas is experienced by different people across the world. Christmas Day isn’t the same for everyone. Some will be in the northern hemisphere’s winter, dreaming … Continue reading

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Baking bread brings people together in new Holy Habits film

In the Holy Habit of Breaking Bread, the fifth film produced by the United Reformed Church (URC) in its Holy Habits film series, three people explain what breaking bread means to them. Literally meaning the sharing of a loaf, it … Continue reading

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European Church leaders rally Christmas support for refugees and migrants

United Reformed Church (URC) General Assembly Moderators, Derek Estill and the Revd Nigel Uden, have joined European Church leaders in affirming the values of dignity, respect and compassion for refugees and migrants. On 4 December, a Christmas statement, signed by … Continue reading

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Help tackle climate change this Christmas

Following the latest United Nations’ (UN) review of global emissions and climate action, the Revd David Coleman, Environmental Chaplain for Eco-Congregation Scotland, calls on congregations to do more this Advent. The report, published on 27 November, says countries must triple their … Continue reading

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